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The relationship between morphological knowledge and word reading among children attending bilingual schools in Kuwait

Who is running this project? This project is being run by PhD student Lujain Almatrouk under the supervision of Dr Daisy Powell and Dr Holly Joseph, Institute of Education. What...Read More >

COVID-19, Migration and Multiculturalism

Who is running this project? The project is led by Dr. Tony Capstick in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. Non-governmental organisations Mosaik, the Reading Refugee Support Group and the Councli...Read More >

A Longitudinal Examination of English Language Improvement in a Higher Education Context using TOEFL ITP

Who is running this project? Professor Parvaneh Tavakoli from the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is collaborating with Dr Nahal Khabazbashi from Bedfordshire University (UK) and Dr Emmanuell...Read More >

Teaching English Language Learners (TELLs): A US-UK collaborative evaluation of an approach to training teachers for multilingual classrooms

Who is running this project? This project is led by Dr Naomi Flynn working in collaboration with Professor Annela Teemant at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA. What is this project...Read More >

Vocabulary Acquisition and Assessment Across Multilingual Lebanese Children

Who is running this project? This project is led by PhD student Rama Kanj, under the supervision of Prof. Vesna Stojanovik and Prof. Ludovica Serratrice as a second reader at...Read More >

Raising EAL Learners’ Attainment

Who is running this project? This project is led by PhD student Aniqa Leena, under the supervision of Dr. Naomi Flynn, Institute of Education and Prof. Suzanne Graham, Institute of...Read More >

Adolescent reading practices: A corpus linguistics approach to defining success

Who is running this project? This project is being run by PhD student Beverley Jennings and is supervised by Dr Holly Joseph and Dr Daisy Powell, Institute of Education. What...Read More >

Similarity and Sentence Processing in Second Language Comprehension

Who is running this project? This project is led by Dr Ian Cunnings and Dr Hiroki Fujita in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. It is funded by a...Read More >

The Young Interpreter Scheme

Who is running this project? This project is led by PhD student Debra Page, under the supervision of Professor Ludovica Serratrice in the School for Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences...Read More >

Early Communication in Young Children

Who is running this project? This project is led by PhD student Tamara Schmidt, who is supervised by Professor Ludovica Serratrice and Professor Dr. Stephan Sallat (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg,...Read More >

Deaf Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Who is running this project? This project is led by PhD student Emily Wright, under the supervision of Professor Ludovica Serratrice and Professor Vesna Stojanovik in the School for Psychology...Read More >

Language in Multilingual Families during the COVID-19 pandemic

Who is running this project? This study is led by researchers at the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (Ludovica Serratrice) and Bilingualism Matters@Reading (Naomi Flynn, Holly Joseph) at the University...Read More >

Bilingualism, executive functioning and creativity: an fMRI investigation

Who is running this project? This project is led by PhD student Michal Korenar, under the supervision of Dr. Christos Pliatsikas, School for Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, and Prof....Read More >

The Effects of Diglossia on Cognition

Who is running this project? This project is led by Dr Christos Pliatsikas, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. What is this project about? Most of studies that have...Read More >

The cognitive and neurological effects of bilingualism in healthy ageing populations

Who is running this project? This project is led by PhD student Tom Voits, under the supervision of Dr Christos Pliatsikas, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. What is...Read More >

Multilingualism and Identity in Cyprus

Who is running this project? The project is led by Professor Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Institute of Education. What is this project about? In this project we investigate the link between code-switching...Read More >

Teaching English Language Learners: translating US practice to UK classrooms

Who is running this project? This pilot research project is led by Dr Naomi Flynn, Institute of Education. What is this project about? This project tackles the issues common to...Read More >

Predictors of listening and reading comprehension in EAL learners

Who is running this project? This project is led by postdoctoral fellow Dr Alessandra Valentini and Professor Ludovica Serratrice, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. What is this project...Read More >

Linguistic Creativity in Language learning

Who is running this project? This project is led by Professor Suzanne Graham, Institute of Education. What is this project about? For non-academic audience, the Open World Research Initiative scheme,...Read More >

The Language Magician

Who is running this project? The University of Reading, in a project with eight other partners from four European countries, has built a strategic partnership across Europe that aims to:...Read More >

The effects of exposure in a second language to the structure and the connectivity of the brain

The results of this project showed that, while the structure of the brain is affected by the processing of learning and using two languages as previously thought, the degree and...Read More >

Raising learning and achievements in Indian Primary Schools

Who is running this project? This project is led by Prof Ianthi Tsimpli, University of Cambridge, Prof Theo Marinis, University of Konstanz, Jeanine Treffers-Daller, University of Reading, Suvarna Alladi (Nizams...Read More >

Communication and representation of migrants and minorities

Dr Federico Faloppa's project “Training professionals in Italy on intercultural (mis)communication and (mis)representation of migrants and minorities” draws on research on issues of cultural representation and intercultural (mis)communication, exploring the...Read More >

Language impairment in bilingual aphasia

With a focus on Bengali, Hindi and English language, we are looking at whether linguistic similarities at word and sentence level between languages have an effect on language production in...Read More >

AThEME

AThEME is a 5-year collaborative research project studying multilingualism in Europe. Researchers from 17 partner institutions across 8 European countries will: Investigate cognitive, linguistic and sociological issues in multilingual Europe;...Read More >